Walk on the Chinese slums

• Walk on the Chinese slum

Shanghai - a modern metropolis filled with skyscrapers with huge neon signs Pestryaev all colors, rich neighborhoods and trendy shops. However, in some places you can still find the remains of poor neighborhoods, which, by the way, from becoming smaller every year. Today you will go to one of these places, which soon will be demolished.

- What else would you like to see in our city? - I asked our Chinese guide after examining the "duty" attractions.

- City we will be able to see and do, take us, please, in the Chinese countryside away from the high-rise buildings, - I said.

Please caused confusion, it was evident that with such requests, none of the tourists were not previously treated. After negotiations with the driver, we have promised to drive to the outskirts of the city in the quarter, which soon will be demolished.

- Excellent, just what you need - I said, and all my companions have unanimously supported.

Walk on the Chinese slums

The houses here are really poor, fix them no hurry, there it remains, I think, no more than a year. But I wanted to see for show part of China.

Walk on the Chinese slums

After a year or two there will be rise buildings such as a through road. At night they will be visible even from Russia. The fact that we found a piece of "past life", can be called luck.

Walk on the Chinese slums

On the outskirts of the quarter is relatively wide road.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Inside the narrow streets of the quarter. Near the gates and doors can often see chairs and tables. During the day they were empty, all the Chinese people busy with something.

Walk on the Chinese slums

is also empty the streets, you rarely see one or two passers-by.

Walk on the Chinese slums

The roofs of many buildings leaky.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Someone erases hose from the washing machine displayed in the roadside ditch.

Walk on the Chinese slums

The Chinese cat looks at the intruders with caution.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Not far discovered dog of unknown breed.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Of all the types of infrastructure only electricity here. By the way, what kind of plant is left?

Walk on the Chinese slums

Towards drove Chinese, I set it very kindly.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Some kind of sign. I can not read.

Walk on the Chinese slums

From here motorized transport only those tricycles. Perhaps this came from the market.

Walk on the Chinese slums

At the gates of the traditional Chinese patterns.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Exit from the depths of the slums on the road. There is already richer, many live trading, but the standard of living is not the same as in the city.

Walk on the Chinese slums

The locals smile and wave at the sight of tourists with cameras, which for some unknown coincidence wandered to the very outskirts.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Kettles second-hand.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Before delving into the quarter, we went to one of the roadside cafes, which is a couple of tables with canopies. Our visit were surprised, but promised to feed him, we had to wait twenty minutes. By the end of our walk the meal was ready. Let the presence of a cafe in a poor neighborhood does not surprise you, the Chinese people rarely cook at home, and the prices in the cafes here are so low that cooking food at home can be more expensive than eating in a cafe.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Kitchen. Menu does not shine delights, the most simple dishes. We were offered two kinds of dumplings, minced meat and consisted of different greens.

Walk on the Chinese slums

Of course, you need to eat dumplings with chopsticks.

Walk on the Chinese slums

For dumplings served with soy sauce, garlic slices. Dumplings were very tasty, much tastier than the restaurant food.

Walk on the Chinese slums

In two large plates of ravioli and five bottles of beer paid 40 yuan, it is a little more than 200 rubles.

The mistress of a cafe, she's the cook.

Thank you very much, it was very tasty and, I might add, very authentic.

Walk on the Chinese slums